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Hong Kong police warn pro-democracy protesters not to occupy government buildings

Tropical Storm Simon has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast.

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One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.

She was his high school sweetheart and wife of 28 years. He was mayor of the modest Los Angeles suburb where they moved and had two kids just after they were married.

President Barack Obama is delivering an economic address Thursday at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, a pitch the White House has long been planning to frame the midterm campaign's closing arguments. While Washington's attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago, just a short helicopter ride away from the speech site.

The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student is due in court on reckless driving charges.

At first word, it was bad enough: A White House fence-jumper managed to make it all the way to the front doors of the White House.

They waited in line to see him, and when LeBron James ran onto the new court inside Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in four years wearing the Cavaliers' wine and gold colors, Cleveland fans welcomed him back with a thunderous roar they've been waiting to unleash.

"That's how we're going to break the chain of transmission, and that's where our focus has to be." — Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on how federal health officials will monitor people who have come into contact with an airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. every day for the next three weeks, the incubation period for the virus.

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:

Aretha Franklin says her new album brings out an excitement she hasn't felt since 1982 and the music feels as good as Marvin Gaye's seminal "What's Going On?" album.

The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership.

A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.

Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board's attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested.

A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.

A high school football player has died after he collided with an opponent and collapsed during a game on Long Island.

Some parents are removing their children from Dallas schools after learning that five students had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.

A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S.

Authorities say a hostage standoff at a San Bernardino County home ended with the shooting deaths of a woman and a man who was holding her hostage. Two small children also held hostage came away safe.

Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots.

Top drug cartel captures or killings in recent years in Mexico:

Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month.

Prosecutors are investigating a Twitter post claiming that grand jurors hearing evidence in the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old near St. Louis haven't seen enough evidence to justify prosecuting the officer.

An Ohio woman and her partner have sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended.

John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke.

Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come.

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